Wednesday, 30 April 2014


Yesterday, the 29th of April, marked the death of one of the UK's most popular actors. TV, theatre and film star Bob Hoskins, who was nominated for an Oscar for 1986's Mona Lisa, died aged 71 from pneumonia. His movie star status was secured in 1980 British gangster film The Long Good Friday, and he enjoyed acclaim from audiences, critics and awards bodies alike for roles in films such as Brazil, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Nixon and Mrs. Henderson Presents. Married twice and divorced once, he is survived by his widow Linda, and four children Alex, Sarah, Rosa - on whose playtime with imaginary friends and creatures he based his performance in Roger Rabbit - and Jack.